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Thursday, January 19, 2012

KT EQUAL event 'Design ahead: design for an ageing population'

Dear KT EQUAL Supporters,

We are pleased to announce the latest KT EQUAL event entitled 'Design ahead: design for an ageing population' to be held on Friday 2nd March 2012 at the Innovation Centre, Bath.

We have an ageing population, but a reducing health and social care budget. Increasingly individuals will be expected to self-purchase products and services that will allow them to live independently. This will provide a large ‘silver’ consumer market for products that are designed and priced appropriately. Although there is some awareness amongst industry of this market opportunity, there is significant scope for more inclusive design of mainstream products that enhance independent livening or support specific living tasks and activities.

In collaboration with KT EQUAL, ALAN (Assisted Living Action Network) will jointly host this event to raise awareness of the scale of the market opportunity; explore the needs of this population; how they are translated into design requirements to drive product innovation; and what kinds of design tools and approaches can support design for an aging population. The event will bring together commercial partners, users and academics.

Please find a provisional programme for 2nd March here.

In addition to the conference, there will be an evening three course dinner and networking reception on Thursday 1st March. Both events will be held at the Innovation Centre in Bath.

To register for the conference and / or dinner, please visit:


£80 conference and dinner
£50 conference only

There are limited spaces for the networking dinner, so please register quickly.


Heather Williams
Project Officer (KT EQUAL)
University of Bath
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